Sawmill

Generate exhaustive stats from log reports

If you administer a network, then log reports are vital to understanding what went wrong or potential problems with a system. Sawmill takes log reports and produces in depth stats on the essential information you need to keep things running smoothly. View full description

PROS

  • Handles just about any log report in TXT format
  • Produces very detailed statistics

CONS

  • Complicated for beginners

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If you administer a network, then log reports are vital to understanding what went wrong or potential problems with a system. Sawmill takes log reports and produces in depth stats on the essential information you need to keep things running smoothly.

It should be noted from the start that Sawmill is a highly complex application for beginners to understand and it's mainly aimed at network administrators. However, it does come with detailed documentation and the rewards may well be worth the effort if it helps you manage and read multiple logs more easily.

Sawmill works across platforms and is best utilized with web server logs although it can handle just about anything thrown at it as long as its a TXT (text) file. Reports are hierarchical and well presented featuring cross-links for navigation. It includes live reports & graphs, advanced user tracking courtesy of WebNibbler and is highly configurable.

Sawmill isn't the most simple application to get to grips with but it can certainly add a lot of power and value to analysis of log files.

Changes

  • [991021] Viewing reports of a v8 profile converted to new format, gives, "Can't find tableAlias=, fieldName= in table xref0."
  • [1058009] Visitors, and other "unique" fields, show zeros in some reports.
  • [1062806] The Overview shows 0 for visitors, or other unique fields, for some (larger?) datasets.
  • [1063606] Attempting to attach the "Particular File Access" snapon immediately gives an error, "Unknown variable 'lang_admin.snapons.particular_file_access.parameters.page_field.label' in expression".

Throughout your network you need to know what is happening, you need precise and up-to-the-minute data to make the right decisions that affect the growth and security of your business. Whatever your need for knowledge Sawmill provides the right solution at the right price. Web Server analysis, Mail Server analysis, Security Monitoring and Management.

These are just a few of the key application areas where Sawmill is making a real contribution towards understanding and security. Sawmill's hosting flexibility, easy scalability, and universal application across hundreds of different devices helps you make better use of the data you already own, without having to use a different package for each analysis requirement.

Sawmill is a powerful, hierarchical log analysis tool that runs on every major platform. It is particularly well suited to web server logs, but can process almost any log. The reports that Sawmill generates are hierarchical, attractive, and heavily cross-linked for easy navigation. Complete documentation is built directly into the program.

Here are just a few of the major features of Sawmill:

  • Easy to use
  • Extensive documentation
  • Live reports & graphs
  • Package of powerful analysis tools
  • Attractive statistics
  • Database driven
  • Advanced user tracking by WebNibbler(tm)
  • Highly configurable
  • Works with a variety of platforms
  • Processes almost any log file

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